“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you” Deuteronomy 31:6, NIV.
Just as Joshua was called to lead, we are called to lead. God has placed a portion of His flock under our care and calls us to disciple them and lead them to His Kingdom. Jesus is our guide, our forever help and comfort. Just as He called Joshua to be strong and courageous; you are being called to be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid! Do not fear this world, do not fear your circumstances! Have faith and trust Him. Your God is with you! Just as He was with Moses and Joshua, He is with you now!
Be strong and courageous! Lead your family. Lead your friends. Lead your co-worker and your neighbors. It is time to push those fears aside and be the leader God has called you to be! If you don’t lead them, who will? As God leads you, you must tend to those He has entrusted to you. The time is now, not tomorrow or next week—it’s time to lead today!
Prayer: My Heavenly Father, thank you for reminding me that you have a plan and a purpose for me and all of your people. Thank you, Lord, for calling me out of my fears and instructing me to lead. Thank you for the strength to speak out. Help me lead those you have placed in my care. I know time is short; there’s no time to waste. Help me be the leader you’ve called me to be. In Jesus name, Amen!